Tuesday 20 November 2018

Catholic bishops commemorate Transgender Day of Remembrance

Today is the feast of my patron saint, St. Edmund, King and Martyr, the King of East Anglia and English Catholic hero who was martyred in 869 at the hands of infidels invading England - from Sweden. In 869 and for many centuries thereafter the Catholic Church took a strong line against invasions and infidel migrants.

I discovered today that the Catholic Bishops of England and Wales have a collective Twitter account and prefer, rather than tweet about St. Edmund or other saints, to tweet about a secular feast called the Transgender Day of Remembrance.


The first comment on their lordships' tweet was this.
Other comments:

Replying to 
This tweet confirms reasons for alarm that the Bishops of England and Wales as a conference are co-opting the Church into the LGBT political movement. The determination to push the LGBT "Made in God's Image" program for schools was worrying enough. Now this!

You've completely lost the plot, haven't you? The Holy Church of St Augustine and St Aquinas is now headed by transgender lunatics.
Transgender Day of Remembrance marks with, among other things, candlelight vigils and dedicated church services, the unsolved murder in 1998 of an American 'transgender' woman in the USA called Rita Hester. According to The Daily Beast, there seems to be no evidence to suggest who murdered this poor woman or why. Nevertheless she is a secular martyr. I suppose the evidence for St Edmund's martyrdom is fairly weak too, but it seems stronger than the evidence that this woman's death was connected to her having changed sex.
From Wikipedia we learn:
While TDoR is a critical event, scholars and activists committed to advancing intersectional approaches to trans politics continue to highlight the importance of seeing transphobic violence as inherently connected to race, gender, and class. This is reflected in the disproportionate instances of violence against trans women of color in general, black and latina transgender women in particular.


  1. It’s kind of stunning. This kind of thing is fairly commonplace in the parish level, but in the age of Bergoglio, it’s commonplace on the Diocesan level.

    You’d think after being burned by McCarrick and the like that they’d be a little more circumspect and get back to their roots.

    Thanks for making me awaee, Paul.

    1. Is it commonplace at parish level in the U.S.? I am astonished and shocked.